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The John Simpson episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – a newspaper report about the death of Samuel Franklin Cody, 7 August 1913

We very much enjoyed learning about John Simpson’s family tree in last night’s episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ In particular, we were amazed by the derring-do antics of John’s ‘adoptive’ great-grandfather, Samuel Franklin Cody. Tragically, Colonel Cody was killed in a flying accident on 7 August 1913. Included below is the newspaper report of the accident that was featured in last night’s programme, and which greatly moved John while he was reading it aloud. We’ve also included

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